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It’s the ghost who’s haunted in Noah Haidle’s domestic meditation on mourning and the dubious steps grieving lovers take to unburden themselves of their loss. Trapped in a chest in his wife’s bedroom, a firefighter’s blind soul (Jay Worthington) relives a ceaseless torrent of memories of life with his widow and his former self (Hillary Clemens and James D. Farruggio). Though the former spouses occupy different realms, they share a purgatory of l’esprit de l’escalier in Erica Weiss’s deliberate and careful production for the intimate Gift Theatre. For all its time spent in the ether, the ensemble keeps the play’s stakes on firm ground.